Ozan Bayrasa

ABOUT

ABOUT

OZAN

OZAN

BEFORE

The year 1972.

Müfit and Kadriye Bayraşa, who got married after meeting in G.E.E.M.B. moved to the U.S. after Müfit had earned a scholarship.
During his Masters and Ph.D. studies, in ’80 Can, in '81 Ozan joined the family.
After Müfit’s graduation, the family moved to İzmir, Turkey.

QUEST FOR ART

Age 7... Piano lessons: failure.

Though he is surrounded with music, he prefers to draw, to play, to skate.
The math notebook is a grid for car drawings, pixel by pixel.
His interest in music is limited to MJ's moonwalks.

-Gets on stage with drama & music clubs while studying in American College Institute
-Apears on TV with TRT's comedy series Komşudan Al Haberi

Ozan's verstile interest in art gradually focuses on music and he became a conservatory student in '98.

SEEKING MORE

Ozan in DEU Conservatory;

- 5 years with Kadircan Özdemir on Classical Guitar.

He sought for more than the classical repertory. Daring to play with well-known pieces and feeling limited with 6 strings of guitar.
He studied Jazz harmony, piano, and orchestration with Zafer Çebi.
After founding his first home studio he started writing arrangements for the İzmir City Orchestra.

SEEKING MORE

Ozan in DEU Conservatory;

- 5 years with Kadircan Özdemir on Classical Guitar.

He sought for more than the classical repertory. Daring to play with well-known pieces and feeling limited with 6 strings of guitar;
He studied Jazz harmony, piano, and orchestration with Zafer Çebi.
After founding his first home studio he started writing arrangements for the İzmir City Orchestra.

ISTANBUL TURKEY

-Ozan in IU

7 more years till the theseus..
Gets to study with Erdem Sökmen, an idol of his.
Besides school, he is an assistant to the Latin jazz band Passiflora.
From roadie life to jazz transcriptions;
he picked up a great deal of experience from the band.

Ozan got to meet and work with Kayahan, one of the Turkish pop greatests.
He produced demos for Kayahan while he worked as an assistant for him.

MASTER'S TO BE A TEACER

2009

Ozan became a teacher at a Fine Arts School.
By teaching guitar, orchestra, harmony, choir, and music production lessons he shared whatever he knew with his students.
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2011;

- Ozan was awarded a Master's degree
- He was about to move to the US once again thanks to the scholarship from Berklee College of Music

With an invitation from Turkey's greatest music figure Sezen Aksu he decided to stay in Istanbul.
Since that day he has the opportunity of producing with her.

MASTER'S TO BE A TEACER

2009

Ozan became a teacher at a Fine Arts School.
By teaching guitar, orchestra, harmony, choir, and music production lessons he shared whatever he knew with his students.
|
2011;

- Ozan was awarded a Master's degree
- He was about to move to the US once again thanks to the scholarship from Berklee College of Music

With an invitation from Turkey's greatest music figure Sezen Aksu he decided to stay in Istanbul.
Since that day he has the opportunity of producing with her.

ACHIEVEMENTS


GLOBAL WORKS
-India Arie and Dino Merlin.

AWARDS

From Radyo Boğaziçi
- Delibal “Mutlu Sonsuz``- “Best Film Music” ’16
- Simge ``Üzülmedin mi?`` - “Best Song - Arranger” ’18

Golden Record’s:
- Miş Miş (“Dans Mon Quartier” cover)
- Yankı
- Üzülmedin mi?
- Ben Bazen

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Special thanks to

Fırat Aydoğ

Can Bayraşa

Umur Doma

Onur Selçuk

Sibel Algan